Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
|Course Length:||Part-time day (3 years)|
Flexible (3 years)
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This course will train you to work as a diesel fitter. You will gain
the skills and knowledge to competently carry out service, repair and diagnostic procedures.
A diesel fitter is a mechanic who works on fixed machinery such as plant generators and pumping stations.
You will carry out diagnostic procedures, service, repair and overhaul engines and associated components, repair and service cooling systems, diesel fuel systems, emission control systems and air compressors/components. You will also repair and service manual and automatic transmissions and repair, service and install hydraulic systems and repair electronic engine management systems. In carrying out routine servicing you will ensure correct lubricants/fluids are used, do a safety inspection, read and interpret engineering drawings and complete minor repairs to electrical circuits/systems.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
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# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as student services and IT fees. Click here to view 2013 Student Services and IT fees.
If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees. For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) for a fee schedule.
What employment opportunities will I have?
Certificate III programs are the same as apprenticeships.
People who successfully complete the certificate III will be recognised as registered tradespeople in this field.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain the skills to work in the retail, service and repair sector of the automotive industry, with heavy vehicle diesel plant equipment.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion you will be awarded the Certificate Ill in Automotive Mechanical (Diesel Fitter).As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
This course leads to advanced study in the automotive field in Certificate lV or diploma courses.
Can I apply?
You are eligible to apply if you are 15 years or older and have been offered an apprenticeship in this field.
How do I apply?
New Apprentices/Trainees will first need to be employed and signed up to a Contract of training by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC).These AACs are located in Metropolitan and regional centres.
For locations visit http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/ If this has already been done, and Kangan Institute has been listed as the preferred provider on the contract of training the Institute will contact you once your contract has been registered with Skills Victoria.
If you wish to contact the Institute for further information please call the customer service centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233).
How will I be selected for this course?
Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice or trainee in this field.
How long is the course?
The program is run over three years, with 320 hours of classes a year. But the New Apprenticeship system offers you the flexibility to accelerate your progress, by allowing you to: gain credits from another program, attend more classes, take material home for home study, source materials from the internet and have your skills assessed in your workplace.
Where and how can I study?
All automotive courses will be run from our ACE campus in Docklands. You can do your training by block (two weeks in every six weeks) or day release or at your workplace.
How will I be assessed?
You are required to be assessed in this program, to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards/modules.
Assessment may include a combination of written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be informed in advance about the assessment procedure and criteria. There will also be opportunity for appeal and reassessment and you will be provided with this information.
The course consists of 28 competencies ,10 core and descriptor competencies and 18 electives chosen by the employer to suit the workplace.
What will I study?
Heavy Vehicles, Heavy Vehicle, Mechanic, Trucks, Tractor, Heavy Vehicles, Mechanic, Plant Mechanic, Diesel Fitter, Diesel Mechanic